Archive for the ‘Web 2.0’ Category

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Thursday, October 25th, 2007

From an intersting site: Marketing Routes, a useful link with a collection of Web 2.0 tools and sites.


Hope will be useful for all of you.

Museums Marketing & Communications list

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

There is a lack of a unique thematic mailing list about marketing and communication in and for museums. The list can also operate as a forum between professional involved in mktg, comm and PR.
There is the PRAM list from the PR and Marketing committee of American Association of Museums that is the most active one, but it is not much aware on the European side.

I also think that it will be useful to create a forum/round-table of museums marketing and communication professionals.

There is the chance to create two version of the list, I waiting for opinion and ideas. One open to all people who can have interest in the field and one more professional oriented, open only to professionals with demonstrable references.

To be ready and concrete, I start to create the list

here the address to subscribe:

Many thanks to all for cooperation.


Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Another Web2.0 utility

with backpack it is possible to archive and share ideas, photos, to do list, calendar, events etc

Museums iPhone

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Probably all of you is now aware about the new Apple iPhone that will create the revolution on the way to use cell phones.
But the iPhone can find an ideal usage also in museums environment as a video/audio/web guide, all into a unique device connected by Wi-Fi or by Edge protocol.

We start to work in cooperation with Apple to test it as museums visitors tools.

Who will have ideas or comment to share please do it here or write me directly.


Microsoft Surface

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

As Apple user, usually I hate Microsoft, but the new product Microsoft present yesterday appear that will be very useful to use in museum environment.

There is an article presenting it, here and here, but all the web is full with information about Microsoft Surface.

Microsoft Surface is a 30-inch table-like display where to apply surface and gestural 3D interface. It is more difficult to explain in text then you can see in action.

A huge photo gallery of 200,000 images

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Photo Agency of the Réunion des Musées nationaux de France is putting together a veritable archival treasure.

You need only a word, a title or an author to initiate a search that will always reward you. This Oracle-based site gives access to all national museums. The list is a long one including the Musée du Louvre, d’Orsay, Pompidou, Guimet, Picasso, de l’Orangerie, le Musée Rodin or Delacroix, the Bibliothèque de l’Institut, as well as the Chantilly, Compiègne, Écouen, les Granges de Port-Royal, Fontainebleau, Ajaccio, Nice, Matisse, Message biblique de Chagall, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac and the Musée de Préhistoire.

From the site, you can access many other groupings via the Joconde database that classifies and lists under one of its many headings all the tables possible according to a variety of criteria: alphabetical, administrative document, iconology, lyric poetry, almanac, drama, images, proverbs, past records, eloquence, word games, psalms, biographies, sagas, etc.

Since 1999, an effective query function on the photo.rmn site has been supported by the Auracom search engine, created by a French company founded by Michel Martinez.

Thanks for this info to AVICOM web site 

Bloggers meeting

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Dear museums bloggers, Jim Spadaccini propose to meet blogger at Museums and The Web conference in San Francisco. This will be a fantastic occasion, I’m very sad that I can’t be there, but another occasion will be AAM Conference in Chicago, in May and I will be there.  From AAM Boston, last year, I start the tentative to put together museums blogger with the first list of museums blogs in my blog, this goal was completed by Jim (Jim did you present a paper in Chicago?).

Consider that Museums and the Web is an event more oriented to colleagues inside IT sector, AAM conference is an event more generalist, where there are more people involved and more colleagues that need to be aware about museum blogs. So Chicago will be a good occasion to make more people aware.

Share online whiteboard

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

An intersting tool to share information and to work online on a common whiteboard:

” The complete web whiteboard.
Just start skrbl, give out your URL and instantly share online.
Use skrbl to collaborate with others or, keep it your own private web space.
Write notes, sketch drawings, upload pictures, share files…
Everyone sees the same screen,
Everybody stays on the same page.” 

Edit Pictures online (update)

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Web 2.0 is in continue evolution, now there is the chance to edit pictures online. It is possible to resize, adjust, crop or enhance pictures free and without any software.

It is possible to import and save pictures from any URL or from Flickr and it is possible to save in GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG or TIFF.

It is possible to do at


another source is: 

PDF…casting in iTunes

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

There are a small but growing number of PDFs appearing in iTunes, users can subscribe to podcasts to automatically receive audio and video - and recently - PDF

Here a complete guide to PDF in iTunes

There are also example of PDF regarding museums.

It will be useful for museums to put PDFs in iTunes.

Museums on MySpace

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Hundreds of Museums are now in MySpace.

They use MySpace as a tool to attract new buddies and to announce events.

It is a useful tool, free!

Some of them are in my friend list
UPDATE: Sheila public something about “Gendered Museums on MySpace”

Just to…remember…

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

A very useful service-site

Where You can send yourself scheduled e-mail, via that site, into future just to help to remember something.

Museum videos on YouTube

Monday, October 9th, 2006

There is a very popular site with millions of videos inside.

Searching for the word “museum” there are 4596 result, with video of every type about museums.

iTunes Store: Museum Tours

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

As hoped, Apple introduce a page in iTunes Store dedicated to podcast from Museums.

Go to iTunes Store (used the new iTunes 7) –> Podcast and there is a button Museum Tours

Today podcast from:

  • Moma
  • KQED Gallery Crawl
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Art Mobs MoMA Guides
  • SFMOMA Artcasts
  • Hirshhorn Museum
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Tate Modern
  • de Young
  • Walker Art Center
  • National Museum of American Indian
  • Moca
  • Vesailles vidéo
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Kansas State Historical Society
  • Elteljorg Museum
  • BYU Museum of Art
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Dr Peppe Museum
  • iZoofari (San Diego)
  • Every Object Tells a Story

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Museums Blogs WebRing

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Please, don’t forget to submit your museum or museum-related blog to the WebRing